With the inevitable upcoming release of the Isle of Armor expansion for both Pokemon Sword and Shield on June 17, the Pokemon Company has added new Pokemons in the Galarian form list.
The first Pokemon that we got to see is the Galarian form of Slowbro. With Slowbro, the shell is found biting its tail, but in its Galarian form, we can see that the shell is biting its left arm instead. This Pokemon is categorized as a hermit crab Pokemon and is a Poison/Physic type. It gained the poison type from the shock of Shellder’s bite.
Galarian Slowbro has the ability called “Quick Draw” and has a signature move called “Shell Side Arm.” This move lets this Pokemon fire poisonous liquid from the tip of the Shellder attached to its arm. This move may poison the target and can inflict physical or special depending on which damage will be more effective against its opponent.
To our surprise, there will be Galarian forms of the three legendary bird Pokemons namely, Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres. However, the Galarian forms are set to be released along with the second expansion, the Crown of Tundra.
In the Crown of Tundra expansion, five legendary Pokemon are set to be released and those are Regieleki and Regidrago along with the Galarian form of Moltres, Zapdos, and Articuno.
The Galarian Moltres is categorized as a Malevolent Pokemon and is a Dark/Flying type with an ability called “Berserk.”
The Galarian Zapdos is categorized as a strong legs Pokemon and is a Fighting/Flying type Pokemon with an ability called “Defiant.”
The Galarian Articuno is categorized as a cruel Pokemon and is a Phychic/Flying type Pokemon with an ability called “Competitive.”
Legendary Pokémon bearing strong resemblances to Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres have been spotted in the Crown Tundra. These Pokémon seem to bear Ice-type, Electric-type, and Fire-type characteristics, respectively, and so were previously thought to be the same as the Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres seen in other regions. But recently, data gathered from reported sightings and other sources about the Pokémon have bolstered the theory that they are, in fact, distinct variants.
New Features Added in The Isle of Armor
The first ever Pokemon game expansion, the Isle of Armor, is set to bring new features and functionality to the game. This includes news items such as Exp.Charm.
The dojo on the Isle of Armor houses a unique take on recycling in the form of a device called the Cram-o-matic. If you feed it four items, it will combine them and give you a new item in exchange. You can receive any of a variety of items, including Poké Balls, PP Ups, and more. Some combinations might produce rare items!
Completely new tutor moves will also be available on the Isle of Armor. You can have your Pokémon learn these moves in exchange for Armorite Ore, a substance that you can find on the Isle of Armor through Max Raid Battles and other means.
Max Soup is a special dish made from rare ingredients you can gather on the Isle of Armor. If a Pokémon with great hidden potential drinks Max Soup, it will become a special Pokémon capable of Gigantamaxing. Some Pokémon you’ve already been traveling with may be able to gain the ability to Gigantamax as well.
The Isle of Armor will also introduce a way to challenge yourself to some new battles! With Restricted Sparring, you’ll be limited in what types of Pokémon you can use and forced to battle under set conditions! Give it a try, and give some of your Pokémon that are normally overlooked a chance to shine!